Computers - Software Hardware : Microsoft Kinect and the Hacker/Tinkerer Spirit

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Microsoft Kinect started off as Project Natal. It answered the call to inject further innovation into the interactive gaming experience, but it also delivered a very interesting side effect. An example of this is in the video below:



The kinect was quickly hacked and re-purposed into a number of interesting projects. Sample of them can be found from Popular Science magazine (http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2010-11/five-hacks-free-microsofts-kinect-xbox).

Another project I found interesting was the use of the kinect in a quadrotor robot to avoid objects in the environment:



If you're shopping around for an interesting hardware/hacking project, the kinect might be a good fit if you're interested in robotics or HCI.

More random resource below.

General Overview:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect

OpenKinect:
http://openkinect.org/wiki/Main_Page (wiki)
https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect (repos)
http://groups.google.com/group/openkinect (google group)

Kinect applied to Education:
http://www.kinecteducation.com/
 

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